Larry Elder Makes Surprising Announcement About His Political Future

After garnering the most votes of any candidate in a failed recall effort to succeed Newsom, Republican talk show host Larry Elder announced Tuesday he would not be having a go at governor Gavin Newsom in 2022.

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By withdrawing from the race, Elder instantly affects the nascent field of Republicans seeking to deny Newsom of a second term. Despite Elder’s ability to mobilize conservative voters and quickly make his way to the top of the recall field, it is fair to say that his conservative stances were inconvenient for many Californians and helped Newsom frame Newsom’s recall campaign as a battle against an avowed Donald Trump extremist. There were millions more Californians who voted against the recall than for Elder.

A statement from Elder said he instead planned to launch a political action committee that would be focused on legislative races.

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“I ran for Governor because I wanted to make a difference,” Elder said. “While I may not know what the future holds for me politically, our campaign’s ability to attract millions of votes and millions of dollars in a very short time demonstrates we have a message that resonates with Americans, and I believe we can put that to good use.”

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Republican candidates face a steep path to ousting Newsom, with or without Elder. As in 2018, the recall was repudiated by overwhelmingly large margins by the Democratic governor in September. There are plenty of funds in California’s budget, and polls show that Newsom’s popularity is on the rise

In spite of Republican criticism of Elder’s appointment, he demonstrated a strong ability to raise money and mobilize Republican voters during the recall campaign. Recall supporters believe his appointment strengthened Newsom’s hand by enabling the governor to paint the recall as an outgrowth of fringe ideology.

A number of older voters were turned off by Elder’s opposition to a minimum wage, opposition to abortions and disparaging remarks about women. The Republican Party tried to capitalize on that backlash by attacking Elder and positioning themselves as the centrist alternative, but none of them were successful.

Elder was selected as the Republican nominee to succeed Newsom and received three million more votes than any other Republican candidate. Out of all the counties, only San Francisco did not choose Elder as its successor candidate.

In the interview with The Washington Post, former San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer said there was a possibility that he might seek re-election in 2022. He is seen as the GOP candidate who would build a winning coalition in deep-blue California. When the recall vote was held, Faulconer finished third.

Kevin Kiley, a Republican assemblymember from Calabasas, is considering running for Congress among other recall candidates. Investing in a live bear during a campaign last year, John Cox, who is a businessman and the 2018 candidate for governor, thought of running for re-election again.

He has not decided whether to run yet, said a representative of Faulconer. In response to a request for comment, a representative from Cox did not immediately respond.

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The Sacramento Bee reported: A slew of candidates, including Elder, will contest the recall election held in the fall of 2021 against Newsom. With 61.9% of the vote, Newsom defeated the effort to removed him from office in the recall election. It was estimated that about 12.9 million Californians voted in the recall, but more than 5.4 million didn’t cast a ballot for a replacement candidate. Among the candidates on the replacement ballot, Elder emerged as the clear frontrunner, garnering 48% of the votes.

Elder announced the creation of a new political action committee, Elder for America, whose purpose is to increase the Republican Party’s influence in the U.S. House and Senate for the Republican Party, as well as local elections that affect public safety and education.

“The Elder for America PAC will engage in public education campaigns, direct voter contact, and fundraising to help Republicans win key seats in the House and Senate, and effect public policy on the local level,” according to a statement released by Elder.

As a talk radio host who makes controversial statements, Elder has made calls for the abolishment of the minimum wage, which has made him a polarizing figure in the recall election. It is no secret that Newsom campaigned heavily off of Elder’s presence in the recall election, warning his Democratic base that failing to vote at the ballot box might lead to a pro-abortion governor in California.

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The Bee met with Newsom at the California State Capitol this week. According to Newsom, Elder’s presence in the recall election “sharpened the focus of the consequential nature of this election.”

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Using little more than a tweet two days ago, Elder issued the first fundraising pitch of the new PAC, asking supporters to donate $25 or more.

“We have a country to save – and with patriots like you on my team, I know we can!” Elder said in the fundraising email.